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Subject:Satsuma Vase
Posted By: Julie R. Tue, May 14, 2019 IP:


Opinion sought with validating information with regard to a Satsuma vase. Vase is supposedly Circa 1790-1840 from Satsuma Island, Kyūshū Japan. Information based on a statement from the antique house at the time it was purchased, September 1968. Vase is marked under lid, stand but not on bottom of vase.

Thank you so much!!

Subject:Re: Satsuma Vase
Posted By: Martin Michels Wed, May 15, 2019

This is a Kyoto Satsuma vase, marked: Dai 大 Nippon 日本 - Nishida 西田 Zo 造 = Great Japan - made by Nishida.
I seriously doubt the date 1790-1840. Before 1840, artisans in Japan were not allowed to put their own name on ceramics. Dai Nippon is an indication that this is made in the Meiji Period (1868-1912).
I added 2 other similar marks from Nishida, the items date from around 1880, which in my opinion is the same with your vase.

Subject:Re: Satsuma Vase
Posted By: Julie R. Fri, May 17, 2019

Thank you Martin for your response. Although, having documentation that states something different, I didn't quite believe it. Hence presenting at this forum.

Subject:Re: Satsuma Vase
Posted By: Bill H Wed, May 15, 2019

The characters are 大日本西田造 (Dai Nippon Nishida Zo), "Made by Nishida, Imperial Japan". has the same mark in red and identifies it as a Meiji Period Kyoto Studio.

Best regards,

Bill H.

Subject:Re: Satsuma Vase
Posted By: Julie R. Fri, May 17, 2019

Thank you Bill. I was able to search Gotheborg and find exactly what you stated.

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